Respected UK shipping agent and specialist logistics company the Armitt Group, has appointed Paul Holden as its new Finance Director.
Mr Holden has over 20 years’ experience in a series of senior financial management positions most notably as Finance Director at Dobson Crowther Ltd, a specialist print and packaging manufacturer, where he led an MBO of the business securing £3.5m acquisition funding from Royal Bank of Scotland.
Immediately prior to joining the Armitt Group, he was Financial Consultant to Inspirepac Ltd, a £50M manufacturer of high quality packaging products, where his responsibilities included business development as well as enhancing the company’s financial control and group reporting systems.
Charles Gray, Managing Director of the Armitt Group, said, “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the Armitt Group and am confident that his experience and skills will help to refine and improve the Group’s financial mechanisms.”
“The Armitt Group is making some huge investments in the UK to open up a new supply chain corridor so it can service European and Far Eastern markets. Having a Finance Director to help manage these investments is central to our overall strategy,” he added.
Paul has an MBA from the Manchester Business School, is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
He lives in Wrexham with partner Michelle and their three daughters.
The Armitt Group
The Armitt Group of companies commenced trading in 1950 when Frank Armitt & Son Limited was formed. It initially provided shipbroking, chartering and shipping agent services across Merseyside and has grown over the years to also become a specialist supplier of marine fuel and lubricants for the UK & Ireland and one of the most successful and trusted logistics providers in the North West.
The Group now provides expert logistics support to a diverse customer base within the UK and overseas. Its success has been based on high professional standards and an emphasis on quality and customer service verified by its BS EN ISO 9001 certification.
The Group operates across a broad sector of products and has significant experience in the handling of steel products, bulk chemicals and dry bulk cargo.